Ponte de Sor

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Ponte de Sor
Flag of Ponte de Sor
Coat of arms of Ponte de Sor
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017Coordinates: 39°15′N 8°01′W / 39.250°N 8.017°W / 39.250; -8.017
Country  Portugal
Region Alentejo Region
Subregion Alto Alentejo Subregion
District/A.R. Portalegre
 • Mayor Hugo Hilário (PS)
 • Total 839.7 km2 (324.2 sq mi)
 • Total 16,691
 • Density 21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 5
Municipal holiday Easter Monday
date varies
Website http://www.cm-pontedesor.pt

Ponte de Sor (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɨ ˈsoɾ]) is a municipality in Portalegre District in Portugal with a total area of 839.7 km² and a population of 16,691 inhabitants.

The present Mayor is Hugo Hilário, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Easter Monday.


The economy of the municipality is based in agriculture, services and light industries ranging from food to light aerospace industry through a facility of France-based company Dyn'Aéro. However, the main industry is the cork industry, being Ponte de Sor one of the main producing areas of raw cork and transformed cork world wide.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]


  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 98" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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